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Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
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Aug 06, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: his-fic, ya, coming-of-age

Esperanza Rising is a gorgeous book about families struggling together to overcome tremendous obstacles in order to stay together and work toward new dreams. Set in Mexico and California leading up to and during the Dust Bowl Era, this vibrant and engrossing coming-of-age story will teach young and adult readers alike valuable lessons about that historical time period in the United States but also about relevant themes to this day: grief, resilience, understanding and appreciating other cultures, and the value of dreaming, hoping, and never giving up.
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Reading Progress

August 6, 2012 – Started Reading
August 6, 2012 – Shelved
August 6, 2012 – Shelved as: his-fic
August 6, 2012 – Shelved as: ya
August 6, 2012 – Shelved as: coming-of-age
August 9, 2012 –
page 140
46.05%
August 12, 2012 – Finished Reading

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